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Doherty makes Spurs debut as Everton hand starts to three summer signings

Following on from Leicester City’s 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion, the second Premier League match of the day sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Everton.

Kick-off in north London is at 16:30 BST.

The headline team news is that all five major summer signings from these two clubs are handed their full debuts today.

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) makes his Spurs bow at right-back, with Serge Aurier (£5.5m) relegated to the bench.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m) also slots straight into central midfield, as expected.

Having not featured for the Lilywhites in pre-season thanks to self-isolation and international duty, Harry Kane (£10.5m) is back to lead the line.

Son Heung-min (£9.0m), Dele Alli (£8.0m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) will support the England international in attack.

All of Everton’s three summer signings make their full debuts, with central midfielders Allan (£5.5m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) selected in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

James Rodriguez (£7.5m) also makes the cut, despite having started just one league match in the last 11 months.

Son and Doherty are the most-owned players on show here, with both players boasting double-digit ownerships.

Kane was the fourth-most-popular captaincy pick in Gameweek 1, with just over 300,000 FPL managers handing him the armband.

Richarlison (£8.0m), who may well be occupying a wide-midfield role based on Everton’s starting XI, is the only Toffee with an FPL ownership of over 10%.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.


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2,661 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs consistently inconsistent will probably win big in their next match. Given all the options out there, I think I'll continue to avoid their players in FPL.

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Everton looked decent and well balanced with their new midfielders complementing each other.

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs are lucky there are no fans today, especially Jose

  3. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A: Ings > Martial
    B: Ings/Son > DCL/Bruno (-4)

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Exactly my dilemma right now! Tempted by 2

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I am as well. It also provides an extra 0.5ITB. I try to avoid hits where necessary though and A is still a good move and Son could still score well next GW

    2. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B looks good

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      This also my conundrum. Tempted by 2. How good did Everton look?

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Really solid mate!

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs players are to my team what the demon Pazuzu was to that kid in The Exorcist.

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Frustrating as a Son owner

    Give him 1 more week and then he becomes Havertz or Pulisic

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They have such good fixtures but they offered literally nothing in that second half.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Credit to everton though.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes, going forward. But spurs offered nothing in attack second half.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tame placeholder in hindsight. Ah well. Plan was always to bin him after gwk1 anyway.

  6. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs got bullied

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      they just didn't have the guts to thread the ball forward. Ball went backwards more than it even went sideways. Classic Mou has set in.

  7. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mourinho signed just for the documentary

    1. Vazza
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol

  8. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Not spending 15m of the budget on Spurs players

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kane, Son & Doherty owner here 🙁

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I had that joy with my Southampton trio

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Wow!
        Blimey

  9. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wow, that was something from spurs. And to think I couldn’t bare to put together a team that had none of them in it.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Try having 3

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Did not expect this at all, was backing Jose so heavily this season. Absolutely shocking

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Amazon have massively hindered my start to FPL

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Amazon doing a Pro Pundit article next week

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Only had Davies, could still bounce back with a 3-0 but that midweek game is a massive, massive issue for them

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Only first game lol

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I told you but I think you were pretty set on Spurs and Mou's second season theory 🙂

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Haha, yeah! Love Jose, this was absolutely shocking and the midweek games won't help either, let's see what they can do in the next 10 but this was a big step back.

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Son lost the game for Spurs when he didnt tee up Kane to take the lead, instead passing to useless Alli

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Completely disagree, played the right pass

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Same. Kane was travelling too fast and would have mis-controlled it

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Eh, Alli did well considering. Although yeah, should have played in Kane.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Alli should have scored, right pass in my opinion

  12. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Everton haven't won an away game against the top 6 since 2013... a bit generous to call Spurs a top 6 side.

  13. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Get out of my team Spurs

  14. Vazza
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs are playing depressing Coldplay music now

  15. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mourinho or Moyes sacked first?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Moyse

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Moyes will walk before he’s sacked. Been treated like poop

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No way either will walk. Both suckling on that sweet Premier League teat, with a payoff in the back pocket.

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs similar to Southampton for me, disappointed but not surprised.

  17. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    what we saying lads?

    64 + Ramsdale, Saiss and Werner for me

    1. jam sandwich
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      and lasses

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      65 plus werner havertz vinagre here

    3. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      59, jimmy still to play

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      70 with werner havertz james to go

    5. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nice!
      75 with Werner to play.
      Have an Alli headache though

    6. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      70 plus Werner and Boussima (due to Saliba) here. No players today and not too much damage given Spurs fail.

    7. RomeluStormzy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      52 with Havertz and Werner. Seen worse out there so not too unhappy.

    8. UnitedRthebest
      1 month, 13 days ago

      56 here with Ryan and Werner to go. Was looking dead and buried until Digne showed up big!

  18. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone got link to that documentary ??

    Asking for a friend

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Amazon 😉

  19. Bada Bing
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Moaninho wanted his team to play nastier and uglier. Mission accomplished, so he should be overjoyed now.

  20. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Alli > Fail

    Digne > Success

    Funny old game...

  21. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Everything that was so sure about Son and his pre season excellence probably forgot that Kane would push him to the sidelines and teams will be PL quality.

    I feel Son in a MoU team will not be able to justify his 9.0 price tag which essentially means about 180 points.

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Everyone*

  22. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    (Very) early thoughts on
    Adams and Alli to Martial and ASM -4?

    Mccarthy
    TAA Justin Dier Vinagre Mitchell
    Salah Auba Alli Havertz Soucek
    Werner Adams Davies

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Don't sell Adams. He looked pretty decent.

      You have 4.5m ITB right? Can do Alli > Pulisic/Greenwood/Foden/Hames instead.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        cheers Camzy yeah 0.5 spare. Might do the Hames punt. Pulli is a good shout. Greenwood will he play?

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Martial is a good pick.

      Not sure ASM is the best FPL pick as Newcastle fan and current ASM owner. Maybe Doucoure or Harrison in 5.5 bracket?

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        thanks mate. Don't really want a 5.5 it was more an enabler to be honest!

  23. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Holding
    Salah aubameyang ASM Soucek
    Kane Werner Adams

    Steer Vinagre Mitchell Davis
    1.5itb

    Kane to martial feels a no brainer after that?

    Also worth ASM to Willian for a hit?

  24. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Digne looks like a good premium defender. Set and forget for sometime.

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Didn’t get forward that much, nice free kick though

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Didn't watch the game bar last 15-20. Allan and Doucoure are going to help them massively in terms of CS potential. Did Digne share set piece duties with James?

  25. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Be honest and say is anyone tempted to hit that button?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not me

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I probably will.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It could work you know. City, United players. Spurs look awful, could see best Chelsea assets.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I have to tbh, need to start a bit aggressive this season.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tempted of course but I will play more patient this year

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        How many points have you got?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          69, Werner and Egan to go. Salah (C) most of it...

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Its mostly tempting because of the price rises and to get rid of Kane. I could just remove Kane for Tony right away though and Ill probably do that.

    4. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think lots were planning to anyway.

  26. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Digne essential

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I like the look of michael Keane myself

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Alli > Donny VDB

    Ask me if I feel lucky 🙂

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Could work wonders

  28. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone still losing Salah for next two after that performance? Seems crazy to sell now for Fernandes like many planned

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why does it seem crazy if you planned it before? Did you expect Salah to blank against Leeds or something? This doesn’t make sense

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah will stay till the end again for me.

    3. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm still going to, I think

    4. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I planned to do him to fernandes, but instead I’ll do kane to martial.

      Hopefully Chelsea don’t know the penalty laws either.

    5. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      it was a performance against crazy kamikaze Leeds and included 2 pens. Next two will be very different.

  29. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Got a feeling Richarlison is gonna be on the goals imminent table for a while.

  30. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bruno reported for training yesterday. The possible quarantine was the only reason I put Son in instead of benching Bruno.

    I’ve got 1.5ITB so Son to Bruno make sense?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks. Might do it tonight if he looks like rising